Want to take your sex-life from just average to fully embodied bliss? It’s time to evoke your five senses for five-star sex.
Right now, you may be feeling like your sex life is a bit average, or perhaps it's simply lacking that spark, that magic, that je ne sais quoi - if you will.
Here’s where Sensual Sex comes in.
Many people believe that the terms ‘sensual’ and ‘sexual’ are one and the same. But, in my work as a Sensuality Coach & Sex Educator, I can tell you that - while the two compliment one another beautifully - they are not synonymous.
We can be deeply embodied in our sensuality without being innately sexual and conversely we can have sex that isn’t at all connected to our sensuality.
To be sensual is to truly be of the senses, to engage the senses in such a way as to heighten your awareness of the connection between your physical body and the external world. To be sensual is to physically enjoy the body and savour in your senses.
In my definition of sensuality, there are three expressions - they are mindfulness, body-love and empathy.
Mindfulness is to truly be 'of the senses', bringing awareness to every moment, experiencing the world with pleasure through all five senses. In the practice of sensuality, we take mindfulness to an embodied state of truly enjoying and savouring in our senses.
Body Love is experienced when you cultivate a profound sense of connection to and appreciation of your physical body. Treating it with love and respect, nourishing it with quality food, honouring it through movement and self-care, opening up to pleasure and appreciating it for all it does. This has little to do with what it looks like, but more how you allow yourself to feel existing in it.
Empathy is the innate ability to sense how others are feeling, it requires an intuitive awareness and understanding beyond the self. This comes into sensuality by allowing us to think outside of ourselves and consider those around us as well.
So, when we think of being sensual as being mindful, connected to the body and conscious of others - it’s the perfect foundation for beautiful sex, don’t you think?
Actively engaging all the senses in to your sex-life is a sure fire way to elevate pleasure. Let’s explore the five senses, shall we?